Standards Review Process
The Wisconsin's Standards for Mathematics review and revision process went from winter 2020 to spring 2021, concluding with the State Superintendent's adoption of the revised standards.
Specific information about the DPI's transparent and comprehensive academic standards review process can be found on the standards page. The process began with a Notice of Intent to review and a public comment period in summer 2019. The State Superintendent’s Academic Standards Review Council (SSASRC) examined those comments and recommended revising. The State Superintendent decided to move forward with the revision process. The draft revised standards were reviewed by the public, the SSASRC, and finally the State Superintendent.
Wisconsin's mathematics standards serve as rigorous goals for teaching and learning. Setting high standards enables students, educators, and parents to understand what students are expected to learn. Clear statements about what students must know and be able to do are essential to ensure students are given the opportunity to succeed.
Resources on Wisconsin Standards for Mathematics
- Wisconsin Standards for Mathematics
The Wisconsin Standards for Mathematics were built on progressions: narrative documents describing the progression of a topic across a number of grade levels, informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics. To access the documents, visit the Institute for Mathematics and Education website .
Standards for Mathematical Practice
The Standards for Mathematical Practices are central to the teaching and learning of mathematics. These practices describe the behaviors and habits of mind that are exhibited by students who are mathematically proficient.
The practices describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students. These practices rest on important “processes and proficiencies” with longstanding importance in mathematics education.